On 2 May 2016, the ground-breaking ceremony was held to remodel MESSE ESSEN into one of the most technically state-of-the-art exhibition centres in Germany. You can look forward to the new 2,000-square-metre glass foyer in Messehaus Ost. For the SHK ESSEN 2018, we will already be opening the doors there. This provides your visitors with a total of three prestigious entrances to the exhibition halls. Moreover, the northern part of hall 9 has been completed. The result is a new single-storey hall that is flooded with daylight.